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Malwarebytes international ransomware study reveals UK most likely to pay the ransom – IT SECURITY GURU

Malwarebytes™, the leading advanced malware prevention, and remediation solution released its “Second Annual State of Ransomware Report” today, conducted by Osterman Research. The multi-country study surveyed 1,054 companies across the United

Identity Theft

As many as 875,000 UK SMEs suffer cyber security breach in the last 12 months – IT SECURITY GURU

Results from the latest Zurich SME Risk Index have revealed that almost one in six (16%) SMEs have fallen victim to a cyber-attack in the last 12 months, equating to

Hardware/Network

Ransomware on the rise: how to prevent an attack – IT SECURITY

If the last few months have taught us anything, it’s that enterprises clearly need to take a long hard look at the cyber security they have in place.  One thing

Software

Wannacry Inpires Worm-like Module in Trickbot

The malware is being primarily distributed via email spam in the form of spoofed invoices from an international financial services com, says Flashpoint. The relative success that the authors of

Hardware/Network

Broadcom chip bug opened 1 billion phones to a Wi-Fi-hopping worm attack – Ars Technica

LAS VEGAS—It’s not often that a security researcher devises an attack that can unleash a self-replicating attack which, with no user interaction, threatens 1 billion smartphones. But that’s just what

Software

Container security: The seven biggest mistakes companies are making – Help Net Security

As enterprises increase adoption of containers, they also risk increasing the number of mistakes they make with the technology. Given that many companies are still wrapping their heads around the

Industry Insights

Verticals Vary Widely When it Comes to Prioritizing Cyber – Infosecurity Magazine

About 60% of directors and senior management in finance and insurance consider cybersecurity a very high priority—in stark contrast to the hospitality and food sectors, where only 15% do. SavoyStewart.co.uk analyzed

Identity Theft

WestJet data breach reveals customer information – Calgary Herald

The disclosed data did not include credit card or banking information, WestJet said. The company said it is working with the Calgary Police Service and the RCMP in their investigation

Software

Emotet Crimeware Adds Self-Propagation to the Mix – Infosecurity Magazine

The Emotet crimeware is upping its game thanks to recent samples containing internal network propagation capabilities and  the ability to scrape contact information from the victim’s Outlook. It’s a recipe

Hardware/Network

Virgin America says a hacker broke into its network, forced staff to change passwords – ZDNet

A hacker broke into Virgin America’s corporate network earlier this year, the company has confirmed. The airline said in a letter to employees, published Thursday, that the hacker had “gained unauthorized